Obama-Cinton campaign attacks moves to domain names

Although Sen. Barack Obama has pledged to keep criticisms of his rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, focused on the issues, ABC News is reporting his campaign has secretly registered the domain name desperatehillaryattacks.com, a web site that may seem to insult the former First Lady personally.The domain name — and another one, Desperationwatch.com — connects to a known Web site where the Obama campaign catalogues Clinton’s attacks on the Illinoisan, hillaryattacks.barackobama.com But DesperateHillaryAttacks.com has not been known until now further reports ABC News.The Clinton campaign team has been calling this a sign of desperation, although as the gaps between the campaigns between the two teams is closing, this is not too surprising.Meanwhile a story on the same issue in Wired reports Hillary Clinton’s campaign quietly registered VotingPresent.com and VotingPresent.org in early December. Wired goes on to say that although no websites have gone up on the domains (which were also first reported by ABC News), it’s a fair bet the sites won’t be promoting election-themed Christmas gifts: “Voting present” refers to a parliamentary manoeuvre in the Illinois Legislature that allows a lawmaker to abstain from voting on a particular measure.More information on these domain name spats between the Clinton and Obama camps can be read in ABC News at http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=4036024 or at Wired at http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2007/12/clinton_domains

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